'''John Cipollina''' (August 24, 1943 – May 29, 1989) was a guitarist
best known for his role as a founder and the lead guitar
ist of the prominent San Francisco, California|San Francisco
rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service
. After leaving Quicksilver he formed the band Copperhead (band)|Copperhead
, was a member of the San Francisco All Stars and later played with numerous other bands.